Nunda the African serval was a former wild pet

Nunda and her brother Phoenix, African servals, were surrendered by a private owner. As happens all too frequently, the owner moved to a state where it was illegal to have exotic cats as pets and was concerned that they would be seized and destroyed.

Even though the owner loved the cats dearly, she did not understand what was best for them. Phoenix and Nunda arrived at 14 and 16 lbs., the smallest servals that we had ever seen. Their owner explained that both had several surgeries for intestinal obstructions. She continued to give them domestic cat toys that they ingested, but she felt they were bored without the toys.

At The Wildcat Sanctuary, they enjoy safe toys such as feathers, cardboard boxes and indestructible balls. But their favorite thing is a pool in the summer. They now live with several other servals and one caravel (a cross between a serval and a caracal) named Zepo.

Nunda - African serval

You can help provide daily care for Nunda by becoming her sponsor.¬† Your generosity will be greatly appreciated since the cost for a serval’s nutritious diet, medical and dental care, daily enrichment, and habitat improvement runs into 1,000′s of dollars.

Though small, they’re still wild with many needs.

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